It covers flows into these services (receptions into prison or probation starts) and flows out (releases from prison or probation terminations) as well as the caseload of these services at specific points in time.
Latest figures for the quarter October to December 2014 are provided and compared to the same period in 2013 for each topic with reference to longer term trends (2014 annual tables are provided alongside the quarterly publication). This is with the exception of the prison population where more recent data are available (31 March 2015).
Offender Management Statistics is produced and handled by the Ministry of Justice’s (MOJ) analytical professionals and production staff. Pre-release access of up to 24 hours is granted to the following persons:
Ministry of Justice
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State; Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties; Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice, and Victims; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Prisons and Rehabilitation; Permanent Secretary; Director General, Criminal Justice Group; Director General, Finance; Director of Analytical Services; Director of Sentencing and Rehabilitation; Deputy Director, Head of Sentencing Policy and Penalties Unit; Policy Manager Criminal Justice Group (x3); and relevant special advisors, press officers, and private secretaries.
National Offender Management Service (NOMS)
Director General, NOMS; Deputy Director, Head of Planning and Analysis Group (PAG); Deputy Director, Head of Offender Management and Public Protection Unit; Head of Public Protection Casework Section (OMPPG); Head of NOMS Population Strategy.
Other government departments
Secretary of State for the Home Department and Private Secretary
Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
Senior Policy Advisor, Home and Legal Team, Public Services Group, HM Treasury
Deputy Private Secretary to Deputy Prime Minister
Pre-release access for licence recall and return to custody data only:
Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary; Director General, Crime and Policing Group.